Post # 1
I’m curious approx how long you spent at a store trying on gowns. I’m thinking 1-2 hours sounds about right… but not sure if I’m estimating that right.
Are appointment times typically blocked out (so, after x amount of time you are done, whether you are done or not?)
Post # 3
I spent 1 hour…with 6 dress choices in hand, I chose something that I never would have picked!
Post # 4
Probably depends on the store. I spent at least 2 hours at both of my appts in two different stores, and I probably could have kept going but I didn’t want to be a drag on the consutlant’s time. It also depends on your own shopping stamina.
Post # 5
I was the only appointment at the time, so I only spent about a 1/2hr to 45 minutes, and I found my dress. I knew exactly what I wanted.
Post # 6
I went to three stores. At the first store I spent almost 3.5 hrs – I tried on 8 dresses and two of them I tried on about 3 times each as I loved them so much. I was at the second store b/c they had one designer that I really want to see. I was only there for about 40 min because once I tried the dresses on I wanted to I was over the store plus their help. The third store I was there for about 2 hrs – they ended up ordering the sample dress from store 1 and once it was in it took be about 1.5 hrs to try on my two “dresses in the running” at least 6 times each…..
EDIT = if you know all of the designers the store has and if you know you want to try a ton of dresses on then I would plan for 2+ hrs. If you are unsure then plan for 2 or less…
Post # 7
i spent about 2.5 to 3 hrs. The sales person had me and another appointment so when i was finished with one dress and wanting to go onto the next she was mia. I think it depends on the store and how many appointments/sales people they have.
Post # 8
I think it depends. They scheduled my appointment for 1 hour because I went in on a Saturday, their busiest day, and they were really trying to crank people through. Lucky for me, I didn’t even need that whole time – I ended up getting the first dress I tried on!
I personally couldn’t have handled much more than an hour…I’d just get frustrated at that point. I’d much rather either take a break for lunch/coffee, or just come back another day.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think I spent about 2 hours – and I bought the first dress I tried on!
Post # 10
30-90 min. Most stores will allocate an hour for you before they move on to the next customer. I also went alone to most appointments which makes things go a lot faster.
It took me 21 stores to find my dress though… My mom and friends were starting to worry about my sanity toward the end.
Post # 11
Probably about 1.5 hours. That gave us time to discuss style/budget, search around the store a bit (with the consultant showing me some and me having to grab a couple), and try on six choices. But I also tried on two of them a second time, and ultimately picked one (spending a few minutes trying to determine if it was *the one* and I was ready to buy that day).
Post # 12
I went to one store and was there about an hour. I tried on 6 dresses and my dress was the 5th I tried on. I had NO idea what I wanted when going in except for what I didnt want. I think you will be fine with allotting 1-2 hours!
Post # 13
I believe I took 1 1/2 hours.. the sales girl i had was really awesome to work with and pretty much found the dress I loved and I purchased the same day.